How do you want to experience Kyoto? Visit some of the most famous temples and shrines? Try local food? Go hiking? Experience an authentic tea ceremony? Search for maiko in Gion? See the best gardens in Japan? Shop for specific goods and souvenirs?  The possibilities are endless...

Using bits and pieces of our existing tours, as well as a little imagination and research, KyoTours can craft a custom experience for you. Let us know what you want to do and see, and we can take you on the perfect tour through Kyoto. Custom tours are a great chance to explore of the city's lesser known areas. For example, the rock garden pictured below isn't found on any of our standard itineraries... or any other tours in the the city that we know of!

Multiple day tours are available as well. There's a lot to see in Kyoto, and we often suggest splitting it up into two days so as not to rush through the best spots.

Don't want to walk? We've partnered with a private luxury van service to provide unparalleled comfort and speed as we skip the trains and walking to arrive in style.

Our promise: we can create the perfect Kyoto tour for you based on your interests, budget, and schedule.

Use the form below or the contact page to send us a message, and let's start planning your amazing Kyoto experience!

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Additional information

  • Custom tours can be booked for as short as 2 hours, and up to multiple days.
  • Tour prices include public transportation fees (train, bus, etc) and temple admission fees.
  • Guests are responsible for taxi fares unless otherwise stated in tour fee. Japanese taxis hold 4 passengers max.
  • Fees for food and drink purchased on tour are the responsibility of guests unless otherwise stated in tour description.
  • KyoTours is unable to arrange Kyoto lodging for guests unless otherwise stated in tour description.
  • Itinerary subject to change due to seasonal changes in temple hours, special events, transportation delays, weather, or other factors. Guests will be kept informed of any itinerary changes as they occur on the day of the tour.
  • Please read our terms and conditions for more information before booking.

To book a tour, inquire about scheduling, or request more info, please use the contact form below.

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Please fill us in on how you'd like to experience Kyoto, desired tour length, budget concerns, dietary restrictions, or any other helpful info to help us plan your perfect Kyoto tour.
Travel Interests
Any specific areas of interest? Please check approximately 3 or 4 Kyoto travel interests to help us get a feel for your travel style